Full rest day for me. My right achilles was tight last night and this morning I could feel a mild ache where it attaches to the calcaneous. Or the point just below this piercing... WTF?
2 long runs with over 7000 vertical combined this week stressed me enough to warrant a rest day. Staying healthy is the key to consistency and consistency is the key to reaching a goal. I have always viewed running or training 'streaks' (and achilles piercings) as being consistently foolish. It implies that listening to our body is not an option and our body knows more about what it needs than we do. Nearly every injury is preceded by a warning shot and if ignored then the next shot puts us down. I try to get athletes to look at the big picture of a season, not just days or even weeks... but good months. One day off or one great or horrible day is not a consistent record but just a very small part of the whole.